Dallas Cowboys C.J. Spillman Under Investigation For Sexually Assaulting Woman Read more

Dallas Cowboys C.J. Spillman Under Investigation For Sexually Assaulting Woman

There’s more bad news for the NFL. This time Dallas Cowboys player C.J. Spillman is involved in an investigation for an alleged sexual assault on a woman on September 20. The event apparently happened in Grapevine, TX at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. The police say that Spillman, 28, is in fact involved in the investigation but have not declared his specific involvement with the incident. There have been no arrests made.

The NFL released a statement explaining that they would not ban Spillman from league play just yet because of the little amount of information made available to them. This is to prevent a lawsuit in the case that Spillman committed no crime.

Watch more in this YouTube clip to see how the media’s painting this.

JP Morgan Announces More Than 76 Million People Affected By Data Breach Read more

JP Morgan Announces More Than 76 Million People Affected By Data Breach

JP Morgan reported on Thursday that 76 million customers, and 7 million small businesses had their personal information stolen during a massive data breach. It’s unclear as to how much data was accessed, but JP Morgan admits that customer names, emails, phone numbers, and addresses were all a part of the breach.

 

Seems like everyday Sam Tabar and I have these conversations about the total lack of internet security these days. Major companies like these need to be spending more on security. These types of breaches are totally preventable if banks would only catch up with modern times.

Apple’s iPhone Probably Won’t Change the World Read more

Apple’s iPhone Probably Won’t Change the World

A ton is being written about the iPhone 6, and it’s potential as a game changer. But it really doesn’t have a major effect on the economy, and their own possibly impact is somewhat limited because of the nature of the phone.

There are areas of the world where an iPhone will never catch on, no matter what. Simply because the local economy can’t support them. Areas like many in Africa, or the Middle-East have a long road ahead of them, before an iPhone is a realistic purchase.

Which has led to the rise of major competitors like FreedomPop which gained funding through several online start-up websites.

Or there’s Nokia, who could revolutionize the world with more affordable, and also more hardy phones. The types that are built to last a lot longer than an iPhone, which apparently can’t even survive an entire day in skinny jeans.

 

Amazon Vs Hatchette: Corporate Giants Play Hardball Over E-Book Prices Read more

Amazon Vs Hatchette: Corporate Giants Play Hardball Over E-Book Prices

Amazon rakes in more than $5 billion a year from book sales. It owns 65 percent of the e-book market, which in turn is 30 percent of the nationwide book market. It is one of the biggest of the Big Box stores, and one of the most controversial. The giant of Jeff Bezos has been accused of censorship, differential pricing, tax avoidance, and most recently, the monopoly of e-book sales.

Amazon used to collect a 30 percent commission per book based on the publisher’s retail price. However, after a price-fixing lawsuit against Apple and five major book publishers, those terms were scrapped and the fight renewed, with Amazon fighting for $9.99 per book.

Although details are sparse, the facts show that Amazon halted book sales from the multinational publisher, Hatchette, due to disagreements about price strategies. Critics claimed that Amazon understocked Hatchette titles, removed discounts and delayed delivery.

Amazon responded by launching the website readersunited.com, an open letter that claims a healthy reading culture – and a paying wage for authors – demands lower book prices. Given the price elasticity of e-books, Amazon argued, everyone benefits from lower prices. Volume beats margin.

Personally, this doesn’t impact me – but a coworker of mine named Jared Haftel is working on an ebook and may need to reconsider his options.
Pennsylvania Senate Agrees Medical Marijuana Read more

Pennsylvania Senate Agrees Medical Marijuana

The next major revolution in the United States appears to be medical and recreational marijuana use. With states like Colorado rolling in the dough, other states are realizing what a brilliant opportunity this can be to raise money for the state.

Plus the major medical business minds like Laurene Powell Jobs see this as a huge opportunity to provide a better standard of medical care to patients. Providing new treatment methods is always something that America should strive towards.

While there are skeptics. Marijuana has been one of those drugs that actually has a ton of practical applications as far as health is concerned.

So far, Pennsylvania is the newest state to vote for the measure, with the state legislature looking to introduce medical marijuana in the state. Every Democrat in the state senate, and 20 out of 27 Republicans voted for the measure.

How this will play out, we’ll just have to wait and see. Although personally, I don’t see why he cares. If the medicinal properties of marijuana can help some people in need, who is he to stand in the way of their treatment?

Woman Earns $1.5 Million For Getting Punched In The Face Read more

Woman Earns $1.5 Million For Getting Punched In The Face

Okay, so she didn’t “earn” the money per se, but she did get awarded a settlement from Los Angeles County prosecutors.

The incident occurred back in July, when a video surfaced of a California Highway Patrol officer punching a 51 year old woman in the face on the shoulder of  the 10 Freeway.  As things turned out, the woman was bipolar, and oddly enough pinning a 51 year old to the ground and repeatedly beating them with your fists is excessive force.

As another part of the agreement, the officer has agreed to resign.

Can’t be that bad.

Source with video: LA Times